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Nail Technicians

Employment Prospects


There are about 156,300 nail technicians employed in the United States. As with many cosmetologists and other personal appearance workers, about 28 percent of nail technicians are self-employed. They may rent a "booth" or chair at a salon; some may own their own nail salons. A growing number of nail technicians are employed by nail salons, which are rapidly increasing in number in many areas of the country. Beauty shops and department store salons also employ nail technicians, but most have only one or two on staff (very large salons have more). Since employment is expected to be strong in nail services, there is good potential for those wishing to open their own businesses in the nail industry.

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